Find yourself in a bad mood?
Change your attitude!
The rubber band idea is working.
You might think it a bit barbaric, but it actually works!
Every time I start having negative thoughts
or start feeling yell-y (ready to yell)
(yell-y may not be a real word but my first choice was crotchety so you pick)
I snap my rubber band.
Note to self: snap on back of wrist, not inside, to avoid numb fingers
I've been practicing the rubber band method of positivity for a few days now.
The method is a bit hard when those around you are the ones being negative.
I certainly don't want to snap myself for someone else dragging me down
so I am learning to walk away.
This morning, after I woke, I made myself a nice mug of green tea.
I sat down in my favorite chair and journaled.
The last bit I wrote, was a list of gratitude.
I closed the journal and looked out the window.
This is what I saw...
Fog and Frost.
The perfect ingredients for a grey mood?
I think not!
I checked my attitude and grabbed my camera,
headed out the back door
and had some fun!
A week ago I would be frustrated at my lack of time to play.
I would feel inferior due to my status as a beginner (wishful) photographer wannabe.
I would wish for less shaky hands and time to edit.
I gleefully grabbed a few minutes in the snow in my slippers.
I am okay with beginning as you have to start somewhere.
I am thankful for my hands. Shake adds character to all that I do. tee hee
Time to edit? I'll get there. Time with my children is my number one.